Under 9 Rules/GuidelinesNumbers on Field - 10These numbers are maximums. If a team doesn’t have enough players to start a game, they lose the game, but a game should then be played with equal numbers.Field Size - 1/2Goal to 10m (across the field). Portable goalposts are recommended. Full size posts on one touchline need to have bolsters on them.Try - 5ptsIf score blow-outs are occurring (ie 35+ at halftime), both coaches MUST meet and come to an agreement as to how they can generate a more even contest.Conversion - 0U8 to U10 conversion taken from in front of posts either drop goal or punt. Points don’t count.Ball Size 3Tackle - Yes No fending to the head, face or neck regionsTwo ‘tackle box’ sessions must be carried out by all U9 coaches before the season kicks off. Tackle must be below the nipple.Subs - QuartersThere are no rolling subs. All players must play a half game. Also applies to representative games.Scrums - 5 personNo pushing and no contest. Safety is paramount.Lineout - 5 personLineouts not to be contested. There is to be no lineout lifting at any level.Penalty - Tap & PassKicking - (general play)Encourage running & passingLength of Game - 2 x 25Referee - YesIf no Learning Rugby referee, there is no tackling.Kick-off - Tap & PassPunt or drop-kick by the scoring sideAt U10 and below, kick offs to be rotated through all players. There will be no lifting from kick-starts.